Our signature events give many additional opportunities for networking and sponsorships to all members. Our Annual Chamber Banquet in the late winter celebrates our wonderful members.
The Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament is held in August. The Annual Aunt Het Fall Festival, always held the first Saturday of October, is a favorite with everyone and just celebrated 35 years. It brings thousands of visitors to our wonderful downtown area with crafters, food vendors, music, a classic car show, two-day quilt show and much more. The Christmas Parade is a favorite in the Golden Strip area, and enhances Fountain Inn’s Christmas events with carriage rides, food and shopping in unique downtown stores.
Our Chamber loves helping those in need. Here, we help “give back” throughout the year in various ways. Our classic car show at the Aunt Het Festival collects nonperishable food for The Center For Community Services. From late October until Christmas, the Chamber is an official drop-off point for One Warm Coat, a national organization that collects new and slightly worn clothing for men, women and children.
All the clothing remains in our community, going to our local James Monroe Mission House. Volunteers at the James Monroe Mission House serve and distribute food and clothing weekly at no cost to over 350 families in the Upstate’s Golden Strip area.
In July is our Cruise-in for School Supplies when the Chamber partners with Bojangles, Unique Car Club of Greenville and others. The school supplies are given to Generations Group Home for Boys.
Chamber Signature Events:
- Annual Chamber Banquet
- Cruise-in to collect school supplies in July
- Annual Chamber Golf Tournament in August
- Annual Aunt Het Fall Festival held first Saturday in October
- Classic Car Show (Aunt Het Festival) to collect canned food items
- One Warm Coat Drive October through December
- Annual Chamber Christmas Parade